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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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JEDDAH: Although polygamy is a common practice in Saudi Arabia, several young people interviewed by Arab News are opposed to it and believe that less people are entering into these unions.
These include adultery, polygamy, human cloning and suicide, though American adults are slightly more likely to accept the last three.
She returns to her husband, however, and the balance of the novel traces the effects of polygamy on Marion, Henry, and their children; their eventual rejection of plural marriage; and their return to a normal and healthy family structure.
In addition, those practicing polygamy would no longer be allowed to immigrate to Canada with any of their spouses.
BEGINNING ON NOVEMBER 22, 2010 and lasting through to April of 2011, the Supreme Court of British Columbia held a trial to determine whether Section 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada, which makes polygamy an indictable offense, was constitutional.
The new article about Smith's wives during the 1830s and 1840s in Kirtland, Ohio, and Nauvoo, Illinois, comes about 10 months after the church acknowledged polygamy was widely practiced among its members in the late 19th century.
That's because bigamy is illegal in the UK but polygamy isn't if weddings took place where it's recognised.
This proposal addresses concerns about equality and also reflects the religious and as-practiced realities of polygamy in the United States.
He says fundamentalist Mormons believe polygamy is the way to heaven and Williams believe it as well.
King Mohamed VI reformed Morocco's family code in 2004 to make polygamy more difficult, with the consent of other spouses and the permission of a court needed for a man to take another wife, but he stopped short of banning it.
The unspoken assumption in much of Western sociology is that polygamy is wrong, and that monogamy is the de facto standard on which just and equitable societies are constructed.
This article (2) examines the ways in which polygamy (3) is maintained in a Sasak pesantren (a traditional Islamic boarding school for the study of the Qur'an, Hadith and classical texts) in Lombok, eastern Indonesia.